Transformation through Education
“Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy, and sustainable human development.”
In Sierra Leone, 114 teachers of nursery and primary schools who teach children with disabilities in the Enable the Children program recently took part in a training day that would better equip them to teach and empower the children they instruct. One of the teachers who was greatly impacted by the day said, “This is a one-of-a-kind training that I have never seen or heard of!” When teachers invest in furthering their skills, students in turn are positively impacted. It’s a win-win situation.
In Cambodia, 28 teachers gathered for training and discovered the importance of continually growing as teachers. They were instructed in ways to engage children through games, through listening to the children, and through engaging with their communities. Education is not static but goes beyond the classroom and has potential to transform communities.
On the island of Grand Bahama, the 2nd Annual ECE Inspire Conference took place in August, equipping and encouraging early childhood educators. Educators gathered and spent 3 days learning and sharing experiences. When teachers take time out of their busy schedules to invest in their teaching skills, everyone wins.
Every child should be given a quality education and that is what teachers do. Teachers, we thank you for your sacrifices and commitment to bring quality education to the students who are entrusted to you.